CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Corpus Christi IceRays forward Ryan Coughlin has announced his commitment to Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Coughlin, 18, is expected to begin his NCAA Division I student-athlete career with the Colonials (Atlantic Hockey) in 2021-22.
The Rochester, N.Y., native has registered 10 points (7+3) through 14 games this season, including two game-winning goals. On Monday, Coughlin (“KAHG-lihn”) earned his second Bauer Hockey/NAHL Star of the Week Honorable Mention through the first five weeks of the season.
“I could not be happier to commit and play for Robert Morris,” said Coughlin. “As soon as I stepped foot on campus, I felt it was the right spot for me. I instantly had a great connection with all the coaches and was really glad to see everything fall into place.”
“As a staff and program, we are thrilled to see Ryan take this next step in his career,” said IceRays head coach and GM Al Rooney. “He’s had an immediate impact for us on and off the ice as a player and person. (Current Robert Morris assistant coach and former IceRays head coach) Ryan Cruthers tendered him last season so the relationship and connection was already established between Ryan and the Colonials. I think it’s going to be a great fit for Ryan, and RMU is getting a quality student-athlete to add to their program. We couldn’t be happier for Ryan and his family at this moment.”
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Coughlin, a 6-1, 185-pound, right-shot forward is the third current IceRays player to commit to a Division I school along with defensemen Brandon Cimino (Bentley) and fellow Robert Morris commit Tyler Orban.
I am extremely proud to announce my commitment to play Division 1 Hockey at Robert Morris University. Thank you to my family, friends, and coaches who have all helped me along the way. #GoColonials
— Ryan coughlin (@coughlinr2) October 17, 2019
The IceRays visit the Shreveport Mudbugs tomorrow and Saturday nights at 7:11 PM CT. All IceRays games are carried live on Sportsradio Corpus Christi 1230 AM – 95.1 FM – 96.1 FM (KSIX-AM/FM), HockeyTV (HD iPPV) and mixlr.com/icerays (free audio).
Next weekend, the IceRays return home for a two-game set against the Topeka Pilots at the American Bank Center, Oct. 25-26. Saturday, Oct. 26 is the annual Pink Out game; fans are encouraged to wear pink to the arena in support of breast cancer awareness. Tickets for all 2019-20 IceRays home games are on sale now at the American Bank Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information on the IceRays, or to purchase tickets, visit goicerays.com or call 361-814-PUCK (7825). Stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays) and Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays).